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Mujhe & Mein (Hindi/Urdu help)

I get confused on using the 2 words mujhe & mein in a sentence. I have been told that mujhe means "to me" & mein means " I" if that is the case then why is it that when you want something you have to say " mujhe khana chaiyee". Wouldn`t it make sense to say "Mein khana chahiye"? 

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It is because of the verb, chahiye (should, must, ought to). In this case "I" becomes the dative object and the verb in the infinitive. A bit confusing but it is the Hindi/Urdu grammar.

I want to eat food -- mein khana (food) khana chahta hoon. This is a normal sentence.

I should eat food --- mujhe khana (food) khana (to eat) chahiye.

(Mujhe khana chahiye means I need food)

I should learn Urdu - mujhe urdu sikhna chahiye.

 

There are more such verbs in which I becomes dative object.

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